Indians claim Vinny Rottino off waivers

Indians claim Vinny Rottino off waivers
Indians claim Vinny Rottino off waivers

The Indians claimed utility man Vinny Rottino off outright waivers from the New York Mets.

Rottino, 32, has split the season between Triple-A Buffalo and the Mets, hitting .307 with the Bisons with 10 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs and 25 RBI's in 36 games.

He spent two stints at the big league level with the Mets, May 4-11 and again from May 21-June 24, where he hit .182 with a double, 2 homers and 5 RBI's in 18 games before being designated for assignment on June 25.

He owns a Major League career batting average of .188 with 3 doubles, 2 home runs and 9 RBI's in 44 games over parts of five seasons with Milwaukee, Florida and the Mets.

To allow room on the 40-man roster the Indians have designated pitcher Chris Schwinden for assignment.